Question Seeking Free Cloudflare WARP Alternatives

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Tiamati

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Hello everyone,

I’m currently using Cloudflare WARP for public WiFi traffic protection and it’s been quite helpful. However, I’ve been experiencing some bugs with the app that have been bothering me, and I’m considering a change.

My primary goal is to protect my phone’s internet connection, especially since I frequently use public WiFi. I’m looking for a solution that can keep my traffic encrypted, similar to how Edge’s secure network protects all browser traffic. However, I need a solution that covers all connections on my phone, not just the browser.

Does anyone know of a reliable, fast, and free alternative to Cloudflare WARP that could meet these needs? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

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Simple Dnscrypt is a tool to help manage dnscrypt and dns resolvers that gives you a lot of options such as anonymous resolvers and domain black/white lists eg... no warp capabilities though
This is a fork of the original Simple Dnscrypt...
 

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Not a VPN: It's called 'VPN by Google One'.
  • Great for travelling and public hotspots. Easy to use. Connect and go.
  • App available for Mobile and Desktop.
  • Check regional pricing and availability before purchase.
  • A Google account with an active Google One plan required.


 

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Simple Dnscrypt is a tool to help manage dnscrypt and dns resolvers that gives you a lot of options such as anonymous resolvers and domain black/white lists eg... no warp capabilities though
This is a fork of the original Simple Dnscrypt...
I'm not sure if this could encrypt all traffic going through public wi fi. Could you explain how this could work?

Not a VPN: It's called 'VPN by Google One'.
  • Great for travelling and public hotspots. Easy to use. Connect and go.
  • App available for Mobile and Desktop.
  • Check regional pricing and availability before purchase.
  • A Google account with an active Google One plan required.



This could work. Any idea about how to get some free bandwidth?
 
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Good quality products that are "free" don't really exist. Are you sure you can't fork out $2.50 to $5 a month for a decent quality Vpn? Plenty of options.

Even if your looking to save maximum amount AdGuard Vpn (quality not so good but it kinda works) is $35 for 5 years on StackSocial. $7 a year is basically nothing.
 

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Good quality products that are "free" don't really exist. Are you sure you can't fork out $2.50 to $5 a month for a decent quality Vpn? Plenty of options.

Even if your looking to save maximum amount AdGuard Vpn (quality not so good but it kinda works) is $35 for 5 years on StackSocial. $7 a year is basically nothing.
I see only two reliable alternatives which are both free.
  1. Opera Browser has a free "VPN". (This is not system wide as only routes the Opera browser data)
  2. Proton VPN is also free, but with limited servers to choose from.
Both are unlimited AFAIK.

Proton VPN is completely free without the catches of other free VPNs. IIRC Proton relies on paying customers to keep their free plans to remain free.

Downsides of Proton VPN Free
- Maximum of 3 devices.
- Maximum of 3 locations (Japan, Netherlands, USA).
- Server load varies on time of day (Night vs Day).
- Claims Medium speed.
- No split-tunnelling support on iOS due to Apple restrictions.
- Advanced security options not available without subscribing.
- To use Proton VPN browser extension, you need to be a subscriber to one of the paid plans.
- Proton account is required.

I didn't think it was necessary to mention a privacy-focused VPN, as they were focused on Security.

At OP, if you read the links I sent you will understand why it's a good option over a tradional VPN. If you have Google account then privacy isn't an issue. Google offers a free trial for Google One, where the starting 100GB plan is more than enough for light users.
 

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OP's only concern is leaking data via public Wi-Fi and clearly mentions he wants a free solution. That's why I mentioned Proton VPN.
Quoted your post to highlight the benefits of Proton over Opera's Free VPN.

The last part of my comment wasn't directed at you. I had originally planned to mention Proton but decided against it as I considered VPN by Google One more worthy. It's not a free option.
 
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Not a VPN: It's called 'VPN by Google One'.
  • Great for travelling and public hotspots. Easy to use. Connect and go.
  • App available for Mobile and Desktop.
  • Check regional pricing and availability before purchase.
  • A Google account with an active Google One plan required.


I use this for its speed as it keeps up with my 1Gbps link but it has odd drawbacks. I was only able to get other servers than my regional one by using custom DNS servers. The Google VPN app also gets confused af if you have manually set your network adapter metrics.
 
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